Francois Lensley profile

Francois Lensley is better known as Marko from the soap opera 7e Laan.

Francois Lensley (born 1 December 1976) is a talented actor and director from South Africa. He is better known as Marko from the popular soap opera 7de Laan.

The actor has many appearances in television series such as Getroud Met Rugby: Die Sepie and Binnelanders. Playing Marko Greyling is his well-known role on television so far.

Francois Lensley
Francois Lensley biography
Francois Lensley has roles in 7de Laan, Getroud met rugby and Binnelanders.
Short Profile
Full name:Francois Lensley
Born:1 December 1976 (age 47 years old)
Nationality:South African
Occupation:Actor, director
Known for:7de Laan
Height:1.88 m
Languages:English, Afrikaans, Zulu

Early Life

Francois Lensley was born on 1 December 1976. The talented television actor is white and speaks three languages – English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.


The actor is a famous face with television viewers for playing Marko Greyling in the Afrikaans soap opers 7de Laan. He has directed other productions.

Wouter is his role in the Afrikaans television series Getroud met rugby. He is also one of the cast in another television production, Binnelanders. In 2000, he did TV commercials for Nestle and Coca Cola.

Personal Life

Francois Lensley got shot and overpowered in his home in Midrand in 2001. At about 21:00, three men entered his house while he was lying on his sofa to watch.

His dog attacked the first guy to enter and bit his hand while the robber tried to shoot. Luckily, the gun didn’t shoot. 

The actor jumped from where he lay and raised his two hands. The second guy pointed his gun at Francois’ face while the actor pushed him out of the way. Lensley got shot in a tendon in his shoulder.

The robbers went away with every valuable they could carry. They tied him up and went away in a car. After battling to release himself, he pushed the panic button.

The police, a security company, emergency services, and his sister arrived soon. He received treatment at Tembisa Hospital. He has two dogs.

Social Profile

Francois Lensley has accounts across several social media platforms. He often posts about his knives and sometimes makes videos of him forging them. The actor also posts about his leisure activities, such as fishing.

The actor posts moments on set, throwback pictures, and creatures he saw. His dogs are not left out, as he posts them often.


  • 7de Laan as Marko Greyling
  • Binnelanders
  • Getroud met Rugby: Die Sepie as Wouter

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